SLU Swedish Species Information Centre is a national centre for species and habitats. We contribute to a sustainable management of the natural resources by collecting, analyzing and make data available, and by describing and presenting facts about biodiversity. We interact nationally and internationally, with a conservation benefit in focus. Now we recruit a person who will optimize future forestry and conservation for sustainable and multifunctional use of the forest.

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You will optimize forestry, conservation and wood use to reach objectives on future forest use, biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate. Available are tools/models to simulate future forest use, species distribution and richness, ecosystem services, and climate, the latter based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). An integrated system is built that will allow identifying/optimizing synergies, trade-offs and compromises in the use of forests to reach objectives for the future. Stakeholders will participate in formulating the objectives, which will account for global, EU and national strategies and policies. The work is mainly funded by the starting ForestValue project SustMultBiomass (, but will also be linked to other the ongoing projects with partners across Europe.


PhD in ecology, forestry, environmental science or equivalent. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Required is earlier research on modelling/simulating forestry, biodiversity, ecosystem services or forest-climate interactions. Good knowledge of R or Python programming is meriting. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD within three years before the application deadline. This time span is however not a requirement – we are seeking a highly motivated person who is keen to contribute to this expanding, multidisciplinary research field.

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Form of employment:

Temporary employment 24 months with possibility for extension



Starting date:

According to agreement


We welcome your application by September 14, 2022. Please use the Apply button below.

Specific documents attached: CV including list of publications, maximum five papers, a description of earlier research (maximum two pages), of current research interest and the research that you would like to conduct within the position (maximum two pages), name and address to at least two reference persons. We may ask you to send you PhD thesis at a later stage.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.

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